Download Classic Publications on Lake Malawi Fishes
As a first offering, here (below) is Ethelwynn Trewavas's classic 1935 paper, "A synopsis of the cichlid fishes of Lake Nyasa" (Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 10th series, volume 16, pages 65-118). This is, arguably, the single most fundamental contribution to the classification of these cichlids, containing an outline of her taxonomic philosophy and methods, and the original descriptions of nine new genera and 73 new species. Trewavas intended the synopsis only as a preliminary account. She wrote (pp. 66-67), "Full descriptions of all the species have been written, and figures of all the new ones have been prepared, and will be published when a monograph of the African Cichlidae has been completed." She never wrote such a monograph, and the descriptions and drawings (by M. Fasken) were not published until 54 years later, in Eccles & Trewavas (1989). She confided to me that she felt rather guilty about the long delay.
The Acrobat PDF file is made from a scarce original offprint of the paper, presented to me by Trewavas. Because the contrast between ink and paper is suboptimal and I had heavily annotated the offprint, I retouched a clean xerographic copy to remove most annotations and scanned this for the PDF.
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Download Trewavas (1935) (2.0 Mb, 54 pages)
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